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Ironman, Double Arm Amputee Hector Picard Challenges Dwyane Wade On Basketball Court

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Hector Picard is the first double-arm amputee to finish an Ironman.

Picard lost his arms in a work-related accident when 13,000 volts of electricity went through his body twice while he working on a substation transformer. He had never done a triathlon before the accident, but then life propelled him to take on swimming, biking, and running without arms.

We stopped by his home in Ft. Lauderdale last week to film a feature on him, and while we were there, he took us to his local basketball court.

Picard designed and built his own arm for shooting a basketball, which was a pure joy to watch in action. He also issued a challenge to Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

Share this video on social media. Let’s see if we can get Picard and Wade together for a game of 1-on-1.

Our money is on Picard.

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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